Department of Labor
n.
A federal department that dedicates itself to the U.S. workforce, monitoring working conditions, regulating wages and retirement benefits, and gathering information.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


Department of Labor
(DOL)
A federal government agency that interprets and enforces a number of labor and employment laws, including the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the federal minimum wage and overtime laws, and laws that govern child labor.
Category: Employment Law & HR → Employee Rights
Category: Employment Law & HR → Human Resources

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

Department of Labor
Department of Labor (DOL)
USA
The federal agency charged with administering and enforcing over 180 federal laws protecting US workers, including laws regulating payment of wages and hours worked, discrimination, workplace safety and health, leave law and plant layoffs and closings. For more information about the DOL and the laws it administers and enforces, see the DOL's website (http://www.dol.gov/dol/aboutdol/main.htm).
In addition to the federal DOL, US states maintain their own departments of labor administering and enforcing similar state laws.
For links to state departments of labor and other related state-specific information, see DOL Services By Location (http://www.dol.gov/dol/location.htm).

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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